Football For All

Founded as the Young Elizabethan league, and now affectionately known as the YEL, our mission is to create opportunities for boys and girls to enjoy the game at every level. From playing in organised, safe environments, to upholding the highest level of respect for referees, teammates and opposition alike, we strive to be the very best youth football league in the UK. 

Whilst we are moving forward with a modern 21st Century image and an upgraded management system for running the league efficiently and professionally, our footballing ethos has not changed and is still underpinned by the simple message of

‘Sportsmanship above all’

YEL Derby launches 2nd April 2020 for U7s to U10s for 2020/21 season…

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LATEST UPDATES


Brand new look but same familiar service – find out more

The YEL SGM/EGM 2020
Watch the presentations from 15th January here

Powerful and poignant RESPECT piece My Child – The Referee
If you haven’t seen it, watch it here

AGM – All clubs to attend – The Wheeler Suite, Notts County FC NG2 3HJ
Thursday 25th June 2020, 7.30pm start – doors open from 7pm

A NEW YEL IDENTITY
– INSPIRED BY YOUTH


As part of our continual drive to provide the most consistent, professional and relevant service to our members, we have undertaken an rebranding exercise that delivers a fresh look, feel and tone that is more representative of our most important asset… young players!

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DIARY DATES


2020

  • 16th Deadline day for player registration/transfers
  • 1st Applications open for 2020/21 season
  • 1st Re-applications open for existing teams/clubs for 2020/21
  • 31st Applications officially close for new applications
  • 25th AGM at Wheeler Suite, Notts County FC 7.30pm start

  • 5th/6th – Winter season starts

  • 19th/20th – Winter season ends

2021

  • 9th/10th – Spring season starts

  • 15th – Spring season ends

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR MANAGERS & COACHES

TWO WAYS TO HELP YOU TO UNDERSTAND HOW WHOLE GAME SYSTEM WORKS

  1. Click here to download a pdf on Whole Game System
  2. Log in to Whole Game System and click the red ‘NEED HELP’ tab on the right hand side of the screen

The example shows a typical squad list ID sheet which is downloaded from Whole Game System. EVERY team in the YEL should have their own ID sheet which MUST be shown to the opposition prior to the start of ANY YEL game for U7s – U14s.

It covers many of the questions you are likely to ask and explains what, when and how you should do things.
DOWNLOAD PDF HERE

Visit fulltime-admin.thefa.com and click sign in, then enter your login details which have been supplied by the league – It is a 4 digit username and same 4 digits for password (unless you’ve changed it) – Once you have accepted the terms of use for the first time you will always land on the default page for your team’s home ‘league/division.’ Make sure you are in the right division/league. Under where it says season, click the drop down box and select the season you are currently in.

There are grey buttons in the middle of the page – click on ‘Results/stats’ Your ‘Team admin’ result entry page will then appear. It will bring up your latest game. You should already have inputted your score via the text which was sent to you on the day of the game.

Underneath the score, click the dark blue button ‘Statistics.’ This should bring up the ‘FA Marks’ tab questions. You will need to enter the refs marks first.​

Overall decision making out of 40
Judgement of major decisions out of 30
Overall control out of 30

Under this section is the Respect section. Two simple questions on behaviour on and off the pitch.

Finally, there is a section on the pitch you played on.

Once completed, click the ‘Player Statistics’ tab. The minimum requirement here is that you enter all of the players who took part in the game – tick the players who started under the ‘starters’; tick the players who started as subs but came on during the game under the ‘bench’; click the players who were substitutes but didn’t come on during the game under the ‘Unused bench’ – there should be none of these in youth football. Once this is completed, click the red ‘process/next’ button at the bottom of the page. This next page then allows you to input your goalscorers. Tick the player who has scored, then click the drop down box and select ‘goal.’ Click the red ‘create’ button at the bottom of the page and repeat this process until all of your goalscorers have been entered. once done click the red ‘finished’ button.

Match reports must be completed by Monday night or you will be fined!

FA WHOLE GAME SYSTEM (WGS) PLAYER PHOTO REQUIREMENT


We need a good, clear, head and shoulders, portrait image, where the player’s head is at least half the height of the picture. Please ensure your images match what is required to avoid rejection.

INFORMATION & ADVICE FOR PARENTS & PLAYERS

Contact the manager of your team or your Club Welfare Officer as soon as possible whilst the details are fresh in your mind and report exactly what you saw or heard.

  • Go to the YEL Facebook page – YEL East Midlands – there are plenty of clubs looking for players
  • If you are new to an area, contact the YEL Office – yel@live.co.uk – and we will give you details of teams local to you

Most clubs have a soccer school that can include children as young as four which is a fun environment for them to learn to play football. FA rules say that players must have reached their sixth birthday before they can play football in organised leagues such as the YEL.

Different clubs have different fees and fee structures. Always best to contact the club you are interested in joining and ask their Treasurer how the fees are calculated.

Simply answer is YES! There is a specific Girls League (NGLL) however we do have a number of girls only teams playing in the YEL. It is also very common for girls to play in mixed teams. FA rules state they can continue to do this up to the age of 18.

THINK!
RESPECT THE GAME!


Most parents get it; Most coaches get it; Most players get it. SOME DON’T and when they don’t EVERYBODY SUFFERS.

If you don’t get it WATCH THE VIDEOS and put yourself in their position.

REPORT A RESPECT ISSUE

“SAFETY, RESPECT AND FUN WILL ALWAYS BE AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO”


The YEL’s executive team is led by Chief Executive, Robert Harwood, who has outstanding credentials and working knowledge in both sport and business. His passion for promoting fairness and respect at every level of development is well documented.

JOIN THE YEL


To apply to join the YEL you must first submit a club application.